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    October 1, 2014

    Mercantile Pulls Into Union Station, Recipe Box Closes: Our Restaurant Roll Call for September

    New restaurant openings filled the calendar in September, with more than two dozen spots opening their doors in metro Denver. The new eateries ranged from Mercantile Dining & Provision, Alex Seidel's market/cafe/restaurant in Union Station, to another link in the homegrown Santiago's chain. But Denv ... More >>

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    September 3, 2014

    Photos: Our Ten Least Favorite Places in Denver

    To generate a little community spirit -- and to prove that it is hip -- Denver's Department of Community Planning and Development is asking residents to name their favorite places in town. To participate, you just need to share your spot via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, using the hashtag #favorit ... More >>

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    March 31, 2014

    Gozo, Guard and Grace open; Emilene's pulls up steaks: Our Restaurant Roll Call for March

    More than two dozen restaurants opened this month, including the long-awaited Gozo and Troy Guard's stunning Guard and Grace. But the big news was how many longtime spots on the Denver dining scene called it quits -- including longtime steak-mecca Emilene's in Aurora and the Catacombs Bar in the Hot ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    Burgers, barbecue and a trio of Trader Joe's: Our Restaurant Roll Call for February 2014

    Yes, the big news in February was the long-awaited debut of Trader Joe's in Colorado -- and the company opened a trio of stores on Valentine's Day. But the Denver dining scene also welcomed more than a dozen new restaurants, and also said goodbye to a few longtime institutions. Keep reading for our ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    Reader: Idiots run to Trader Joe's like they've never been to a store before

    First the lines formed outside Dunkin' Donuts, which opened on Broadway last September. Then they moved to East Colfax for Voodoo Doughnut's opening in December. And on Friday, the crowds descended on the three locations of Trader Joe's that finally opened in metro Denver. See also: Slide show of T ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    Are people idiots for standing in long lines at Trader Joe's?

    Denver blog posts wait patiently. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun shares the opinion of a reader embarrassed by some Trader Joe's fans. Colorado Peak Politics on Netflex's House of Cards trolling legislators to pimp its second season. Denver Egotist with more on CU-Boulder's "Be Boulde ... More >>

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    January 31, 2014

    The signs are up at Trader Joe's on Colorado Boulevard

    For anyone in Denver who loves Trader Joe's -- who has waited anxiously for years for the eclectic supermarket chain to announce a location in Colorado and then waited months longer for construction to wrap up -- stuff just got real. The iconic signs just went up on the company's location at Eighth ... More >>

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    December 4, 2013

    Photos: Sushi Harbor opening in to Trader Joe's

    If you're going to open a restaurant, there's likely no better place to do it than just steps away from a Trader Joe's, which, as we all know, is unleashing four stores in Colorado next year, including one at Eighth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, currently slated to open on Valentine's Day. Sushi Ha ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    Trader Joe's will open three Colorado stores on Valentine's Day

    You'll love this news! After years of hungry anticipation, the first three Trader Joe's stores in Colorado finally have an opening date: Valentine's Day, 2014. So mark your calendar for 8 a.m. February 14, when those doors will swing open, and start your shopping list. See also: A local musician si ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    Trader Joe's will make a three-store love connection on Valentine's Day

    Denver blog posts are open and shut cases. Our Cafe Society blog reports that not one, not two, but three Trader Joe's will open in Colorado on Valentine's Day. That's the kind of three-way Trader Joe's fans will love. Meanwhile, Backbeat's Dave Herrera reports that the Colorado Music Hall of Fame ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    From twelve to Trader Joe's, a second helping of Cafe Society: November 4-8

    This week Gretchen Kurtz reviewed twelve,Jeff Osaka's restaurant that will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a big bash Monday. For Chef and Tell, Lori Midson talked to Jesper Jonsson of Randolph's about his long culinary trip to the Warwick Hotel. And Mark Antonation reached New China Kitchen in ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    Trader Joe's Colorado fan video has love, longing -- and dancing construction workers

    With four Trader Joe's stores in the works for Colorado -- but none slated to open this year -- the wait has been soul-crushing for local TJ's enthusiasts, some of whom have been waiting for decades for a link of the California-based chain. Julie Geller, a local musician and resident of the neighbor ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013
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    September 20, 2013

    Reader: Dunkin' Donuts donuts are fair-to-mediocre, and the coffee overrated

    The countdown isn't as crazed as the wait for Trader Joe's, but fans of Dunkin' Donuts are eagerly anticipating the arrival of Denver's first Dunkin' Donuts store -- and Denver's second Dunkin' Donuts store. Both will open on Tuesday, September 24. The store at 366 Broadway -- the first of twelve th ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Reader: Trader Joe's fans want to go to Food Disneyland

    After decades of drought, suddenly metro Denver will be flooded with four Trader Joe's -- great news for fans of the California-based chain, and a big yawn for everyone else. Jenn Wohletz worships at the church of Joe's, but even she has found flaws with the store, as she revealed last week. See al ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013

    Five things I really don't like about Trader Joe's

    For years, Trader Joe's- deprived Coloradans wondered when this retail shopping mecca would bless our state. This week we learned that we would soon have an embarrassment of riches: The metro area will soon have not three but four stores, all slated to open some time in 2014. That still gives custom ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Trader Joe's goes from zero to four Colorado stores

    For years, Denver residents wondered when they would finally get a Trader Joe's. But three are now in the works -- and today we learned that a fourth is going to open across the street from Govnr's Park Restaurant -- not far from the location that will be opening at Eighth and Colorado Boulevard. S ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Reader: Why do we consider Walmart trashy and Trader Joe's trendy?

    When Trader Joe's revealed that it would finally open a store in -- one of three now slated to open in the metro area in 2014 -- neighbors of the future TJ's site at East Eighth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard rejoiced. They were not nearly as excited when they heard that Walmart would be opening a st ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013

    Are Colorado's Trader Joe's locations opening in 2013 -- or 2014?

    When last year it was revealed that Trader Joe's had finally decided to open two stores in Colorado, the clouds parted, cherubs started playing shiny little harps, citizens long-deprived of TJ's inexpensive branded products began rejoicing -- and marked their calendars for those fateful days in late ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    Reader: We don't need Trader Joe's to be a "real" city

    The foundation has been poured at Eighth and Colorado Boulevard in Denver, and construction is continuing in Boulder -- signs that Colorado will soon have not just one, but two Trader Joe's stores. Finally. And what will be the benefits be? Jenn Wohletz served up five of them in the list posted here ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    Five reasons Colorado will benefit from getting Trader Joe's...finally

    Colorado foodie dreams were realized when Trader Joe's finally decided to open two stores in this state in 2013: one in Denver at the southeast corner of East Eighth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard (with an adjacent beer and wine shop) and one in Boulder at the Twenty-Ninth Street mall. Construction i ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    Reader: Chains have killed American's taste buds...and that killed Laudisio

    Ristorante L, formerly Laudisio, closed on Saturday after almost 25 years in Boulder. Was the restaurant killed off by nearby chains? Or by independent restaurants that had raised the bar on what people now expect in Boulder? See also: - Laudisio, aka Ristorante L, closes in Boulder - Trader Joe's ... More >>

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    June 9, 2013

    Laudisio, aka Ristorante L, closes in Boulder

    Colorado may be getting a Trader Joe's at Boulder's Twenty Ninth Street development, but the project is coming at a cost. Ristorante L, which got its start as Laudisio, closed yesterday -- just shy of its 25th anniversary (with seven of those 25 years on 29th Street). Although founder Antonio Laudis ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    Trader Joe's finally breaks ground on its Boulder store

    Trader Joe's fans in metro Denver have waited a long time to get one of the stores -- and now they're getting two, both of which could open this fall. The Trader Joe's that's going into Boulder's Twenty Ninth Street development was the first one announced, and the project finally got under way last ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    Reader: Without Trader Joe's, we have not really been living

    While King Soopers has pulled out of the project set for the former University of Colorado Health Sciences Center at Ninth and Colorado Boulevard, last month construction got under way on the first Trader Joe's in Denver -- just down the street. A second Trader Joe's is going into Boulder, but this ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Twenty-three products that are trending at Trader Joe's -- and might show up in Denver

    I spent the last week in California, splitting my time between Los Angeles, where I had a stellar dinner at Night Market, a Thai restaurant that pimps everything from fried pigs' tail to pigs' blood, and Newport Beach, a city whose restaurant scene is depressing, save for Pizzeria Mozza -- and eve ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    Trader Joe's begins building its first Denver store

    Five months after getting its liquor license, Trader Joe's has finally begun work on its first Denver store, located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. Bulldozers began rolling at 790 Colorado Boulevard, where there will eventually be an 18,000-square-foot outlet of the Californi ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    Trader Joe's gets its retail liquor license in Denver

    We can almost taste the Two Buck Chuck. The Trader Joe's store that will be located at 790 Colorado Boulevard had a date with the city last Friday for a hearing on its liquor-license application -- and the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses just approved its retail liquor store license, which ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    Walmart pulls out of old CU campus site near Trader Joe's project most neighbors embrace

    The celebration started late yesterday afternoon in the neighborhoods around Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, as news spread that Walmart had pulled out of the project that Jeff Fuqua plans to put in the old University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. If the timing had been a little differen ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Reader: Who says Walmart's practices are worse than Trader Joe's? Walmartyrs

    Patricia Calhoun's recent post about comparing Walmart and Trader Joe's from a red state v. blue state perspective revved up one reader, who questions the assumption of progressives that one firm's business practices are radically different from the other. Here's the post.

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    September 18, 2012

    Walmart v. Trader Joe's: Red state or blue?

    Colorado is the purplest of states, with voters almost equally divided between Democrat, Republican and unaffiliated, and Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a dead heat here. But there's another contest that also shows the red state/blue state pull: The debate over

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    August 30, 2012

    Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

    Colorado is a key swing state in the upcoming presidential election. In polls, Colorado looks like a toss-up between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, with leads shifting back and forth by the day -- and which way the vote ultimately goes could decide the national outcome. By the numbers, though, this s ... More >>

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    May 7, 2012

    Reader: Trader Joe's at Eighth and Colorado is all kinds of wrong

    On Friday the Denver Business Journal broke the news that Trader Joe's would be opening its second store at Eighth and Colorado Boulevard. (The first -- which means the one that also gets to sell liquor under Colorado's convoluted code -- will debut next year in Boulder's Twenty Ninth Street develop ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Trader Joe's to open second Colorado store on Eighth Avenue

    Trader Joe's has signed a deal for its first location in Denver, according to this story in the Denver Business Journal. The store will be on the southeast corner of Colorado Boulevard and Eighth Avenue, where Annie's Cafe was once located. The spot was supposed to become a hotel, but like so many ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Top five reasons why people love Trader Joe's so f*@%ing much

    ​The prayers, pleas and entreaties of Coloradans have been heard, and we are finally getting a Trader Joe's store at the Twenty Ninth Street mall in Boulder in 2013. The hoopla surrounding this blessed event -- akin to the birth of the Christ child -- has some uninitiated locals wondering why ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    Reader: Trader Joe's is finally coming. Would you drive to Boulder to shop there?

    It's official: Yesterday, Trader Joe's confirmed that it will open its first Colorado location at the Twenty Ninth Street Mall in Boulder: a 14,000-square-foot store that is slated to open in 2013 at 1906 28th Street, where an Applebee's is currently located. Although the future Boulder store isn't ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    Reader: Trader Joe's is not as great as people say

    The news that Trader Joe's had filed papers with the Colorado Secretary of State's office to start doing business in Colorado -- specifically, at Boulder's Twenty-Ninth Street project -- has fans of the California-based, German-owned store salivating, extolling such Joe's specialities as Jalapeno Bl ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Trader Joe's product watch: Old Fashioned Cinnamon Grahams

    As we anticipate the arrival of Colorado's first Trader Joe's, the California-based grocer with a cult-like following that's allegedly building its first Colorado store somewhere in Boulder's Twenty Ninth Street (three more Trader Joe's stores are rumored for Denver), we thought we'd give you a tast ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Bring it! Trader Joe's product watch: Jalapeno blue cornbread mix

    As we anticipate the arrival of Colorado's first Trader Joe's, the California-based grocer with a cult-like following that's allegedly building its first Colorado store somewhere in Boulder's Twenty Ninth Street (three more Trader Joe's stores are rumored for Denver, including one at Eighth and Colo ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Trader Joe's files paperwork to open its first Colorado stores

    ​In what could potentially be the biggest food-related news in Denver this year, Trader Joe's, the California-based grocer with a cult-like following, is finally coming to Colorado. The specialty retail market, renowned for its "Two Buck Chuck" (among other things), filed the necessary paperwo ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Top 10 grocers we'd love at 20th & Chestnut in downtown Denver (beyond Trader Joe's)

    ​As we reported yesterday, downtown Denver will finally get a full-service grocery store thanks to a new development at 20th Street and Chestnut Place. But other than hints that it will be a "national brand," there's no word yet as to which grocery store we're gonna get. Here are ten grocery ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    National, full-service grocery store to open downtown in 2013: Could it be Trader Joe's?

    The Mulhern Group​Urban grocery shoppers rejoice! In two years, Denver will finally boast a full-service grocery store in the heart of downtown. The mixed-use project, first reported by the DenverInfill blog, will be located at 20th Street and Chestnut Place, two blocks from Union Station, an ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    Five new retail stores we'd like to see in Denver

    ​Now that IKEA and H&M have both signed on the dotted line in metro area, folks who've waited patiently for their first chance to walk in the door of either of those trendy Scandinavian outlets will finally have their day. But after those open, and we're all done dancing in the streets, what's ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Trader Joe's: Colorado would be more colorful if the store would join IKEA -- but will it?

    ​Colorado has incredible beauty, a colorful governor, and smart residents (and readers) who would prefer that tourists (especially Texans) stay home and wonder "Why do you need to spend money to advertise something that is timeless?" And although it doesn't have an ocean, it will soon have an ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    Reader: Bag the obsession with Trader Joe's

    ​Denver native Jonathan Shikes has been chasing after stories about Trader Joe's -- and specifically, why there isn't one in Colorado -- for years. Yesterday, he served up the top items selling at Trader Joe's stores in 2010, prompting this response from DenverScener: Bottom line is that TJ i ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    Trader Joe's still not in Colorado -- here's what you're missing

    Arggghhh!​2010 has come and almost gone, and Colorado still doesn't have a Trader Joe's. And the state has few prospects of getting one. Are you bitter? We are, especially since we got a hold of the Trader Joe's list of its top-ten most popular products from 2010, which includes some of our f ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    What Coloradans are missing at Trader Joe's this month

    ​What's so great about Trader Joe's? That's a hard question to answer if you haven't been there, and a rhetorical one if you have. Over the past decade, the California-based grocery chain has built a rabid following with its healthy bent, quirky products and typically low prices on everything ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson​Next week, I'm heading south to Santa Fe for a few days of eating, drinking and stuffing my trunk with all of my favorite foodstuffs from Trader Joe's. (Jealous, aren't you?) And in anticipation of my journey down the flat stretch of asphalt that'll eventually lead me to the land ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    Ask the Critic: What is Denver's food scene missing?

    What we need are more of these. Lots more of these.​So here's a question for all you hardcore gastronauts out there: We all know that Denver is a good food town. There are seasons when it can almost feel like one of the great ones. We have fine dining and we have innovation, we have French, ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    If there's a grocery strike, what will you do?

    A Flickr photoWorkers picket a California Albertsons in 2003 Have you worked out your supermarket strike plan? If you haven't, now might be a good time. Although the corporate execs and lawyers at Safeway, King Soopers and Albertsons are still negotiating with the familiar, name-tagged faces who ... More >>

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